Crossroads Symposium: Reconsidering Native & African Americans in the South | Sept 12-14
Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation
Thu, Sep 12 1:00 pm


The Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation is hosting their first symposium, Crossroads: Reconsidering Native Americans and African Americans in Tennessee and the South, sponsored by Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and Franklin Synergy Bank, at the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall September 13-14, 2019. Specialty Tours of the Hall and of downtown Franklin will take place on September 12, 2019. This symposium is an educational, interdisciplinary initiative by the Historic Franklin Masonic Hall Foundation to raise awareness of the remarkable Native American and African American history connected to the Hall, Franklin, Tennessee, the South, and the United States. We invite all of our Foundation members, community leaders, preservation advocates, and citizens to attend our first symposium. Over the course of two days, nationally renowned scholars, public historians, archeologists, and genealogists present on this year's theme of reconsidering the roles of Native Americans and African Americans in American history, including removal, slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, citizenship, land ownership, and the legacies of our collective American identity. There will also be a cocktail event and a very special keynote speaker on Friday night, not to be missed!